Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Love/Hate Relationships

Just a few things that I'm having love/hate relationships with...

My husband's job.  On paper it looks like an amazing job that gives our family lots of fun adventures and perks.  In reality, it ruins a lot of celebrations, birthdays, holidays, etc.  He loves the job so I can't fault him for it!  Ugh...but sometimes I wish he would have a regular 9-5 job.

My hair.  Since the move to CA it has gotten really long,  It's driving me crazy but I think it looks better long.  Everyone in CA has long hair but I may have to show my east coast roots and chop it off! 

Reality TV.  Why do I get sucked in?  Remember the good ole days when everyone watched scripted shows that weren't "real"? However, I continue to watch them because I would feel out of the loop in random conversations about reality TV.  I mean...what if I didn't watch The Kardashians?  What would my friends and I talk about?  Politics?

Facebook.  I have to admit that I LOVE looking at friends' pictures on fb.  It's so much fun!  I especially like seeing pictures of babies, kids, and pets.  However, why do people air so much personal stuff on fb?  It's insane!

Airfare Prices.  I know that I'm trying to book a flight last minute.  Is it really necessary to charge me 3x the amount...especially when the only seats left are middle rows?  I just want to go home and visit my family!  Geez...

But on a good note...I'm almost completely done with my xmas shopping!  Yay!  I'm so excited!  Plus, I just got our xmas cards in the mail today.  Maybe I'll get them ready to send out while I'm watching Hallmark xmas movies this weekend.  I'll just have to pretend that it's not 70 degrees outside!      

Friday, November 4, 2011

It's Raining!!

Since our move from Virginia, I have missed an earthquake, hurricane, and snow in October!  I felt so out of the loop when reading all of my friends' facebook posts.  All I had to write about was another sunny day in CA!  On Wed. we had Santa Ana winds and today its finally raining!  Yay!  I had no idea how much I would miss the changes in weather. 



We experienced our 1st Halloween in CA and we had ZERO trick or treaters!  We bought tons of candy and we had no one.  We live in a small community with lots of neighbors but no one went trick or treating.  Crazy!  I guess there are so many other things for kids to do in CA on Halloween.  Now I'm forced to figure out what to do with all that candy.  Its currently hiding so my husband doesn't find it! 

I took my cat (Mikey) to his new CA vet.  I was nervous that he was going to go crazy and bite everyone (he's done this in the past).  The new vet was super nice and Mikey only hissed once!  It was such a relief to know that he's still healthy and sometimes happy at 11 years old.  Just the idea of Mikey not being around one day makes me so sad!  Mikey decided to celebrate his updated vaccinations by spending it in the sun. Unlike me...he enjoys the sunshine every single day! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hmm...what to do...what to do?

Now that I'm moving to LA...I've been thinking of things that I can do with my time out there.  I've been working since I was 16.  Currently, I'm the controller of a community bank.  Is it the most exciting job?  Nope...but its interesting. 

1) I could get a job?  Are there any jobs out there that start off with a month of vacation?  Yeah...didn't think so. 

2) I could volunteer.  I love working with animals but I'm not sure if I have the toughness to see animals who have been abused or mistreated. 

3) I could celebrity stalk.  It's sad how much I know about celebrities.  It's actually really sad!

4) Going back to school would be fun.  I've always wanted to get into HR.  I think it mixes business with a little bit of psychology which I find interesting.

I've been working since I was 16 and I've always had something to do.  This is the 1st time that I have nothing lined up.  It's scary for me!  Is it weird to somehow parallel your self-worth to your job?  

 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Fruit or Nut?

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When I first told my parents that I was dating my now husband who was originally from CA, my Dad's first question was..."Is he a fruit or a nut?"  I'm from a small rural community in VA.  Although it may be wrong, most of the people in my neck of the woods believe that Californians are a little umm...weird.  I think Hollywood and the Hippy movement has given CA a bad rep.  Needless to say, I didn't answer my Dad's question and I briefly recall rolling my eyes. 

Fast forward 5 years and my now husband and I are moving to LA.  I have to admit that I'm a little apprehensive.  I think its because of the reality TV movement.  I don't want to be famous, an actress, or rub elbows with the rich and famous.  I just want to live a simple life and soak up the reality that I won't have to shovel snow!  OK...earthquakes may be a little scary.  I guess I should school myself on what to do during an earthquake.  My thoughts right now is to buy a one way ticket back to VA!!  Bring on the hurricanes, snowstorms, and tornadoes...I can handle it.  Those are predictable! 

But apprehension aside, I'm really excited about CA!  Maybe deep down...I can relate to the fruits and nuts.